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Visiting safely

The Art Museum of Estonia wishes to offer visitors a pleasant visiting experience.

While viruses are spreading, it is important to protect your own health and that of others. Our halls are spacious and visitors can keep their distance from each other. But, if you’re sick or have been in close contact with someone who is sick, you should stay at home. By working together, we can keep Estonia open!

Dear Visitors!

As of 9 August 2021, based on new orders issued by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Health Board, all visitors to the Art Museum of Estonia (18 years and older), including e-ticket holders, must present documents upon arrival that prove they are not infected.

The following forms of proof are acceptable, in either digital or printed form:

  • A valid vaccination passport;
  • Proof of having recovered from COVID-19 (valid for 180 days from a positive test);
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test (valid for 72 hours),
  • Proof of a negative COVID-19 Antigen Rapid Test (valid for 48 hours).

Tests must have been performed by a healthcare provider. There is no on-site testing facility at the museum. In order to establish your identity, the certificate is only valid together with your identity document.

Find the nearest corona testing location here.
You can download your COVID health certificate here.
Information for foreign citizens on the issuing of EU COVID certificates.
For more information: www.kriis.ee

If a visitor arrives without proof of covid-free status, we have the right not to admit them to the museum.

The requirements will remain in force until new orders are issued by the Government of the Republic of Estonia and the Health Board, or until the restrictions are revoked. We also recommend that you read the information on this page again before visiting the museum. If you have any questions, please contact the museum staff or the information desk.

Dear visitor!

  • Please keep your distance from other visitors and disinfect your hands.
  • We recommend you wear a mask. Masks are on sale at the ticket desks and in the museum shops.
  • If possible, visit the museum on weekdays or in the morning, when there are fewer visitors.
  • Photographing and filming for your own use is permitted, but without a tripod or flash.
  • Do not touch the works of art.
  • Pets are not allowed in the museum (except for guide dogs or small lap dogs in carriers).
  • Please leave outerwear in the self-service wardrobe and use the lockers for larger bags.
  • Eating and drinking is prohibited in the exhibition halls.

Please follow good practices in order to preserve the museum’s assets and show consideration for your fellow visitors.
If you have any questions, please contact the museum or information desk staff.

We recommend

  • We recommend you download the HOIA app to your smartphone.

The HOIA coronavirus app, available in the App Store and Google Play, notifies people when they’ve been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier. The phones of the app users exchange anonymous codes via Bluetooth. The state, as well as the app and phone manufacturers, do not collect any personal data. The app has been developed under the leadership of the Ministry of Social Affairs, but a total of twelve private Estonian companies have contributed to its creation, all of which have done so voluntarily and without receiving any payment. The app will work best when as many people as possible use it. You will find the most important information related to the app here.